Toutalonehe NSPCC's 'Out Alone' guide provides advice and practical tips to parents on how to prepare children for being out on their own, whether it’s when walking to and from school, attending sports or holiday clubs, or getting involved in other community activities.

It explains the importance of telling children from a very young age what to do if they get lost, and the dangers of allowing pre-teen children to go out on their own.  It also gives advice on what anyone should do when noticing a child being bullied, ill-treated or in distress.

The guide is also useful for any service or professional offering parenting advice to those caring for young children or teenagers.

Download Out alone: Your guide to keeping your child safe